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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Piledriver with sound clips and images.
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Piledriver A.K.A Brian Philip Calusky is one of the Members of the Wrecking Crew whom are foes to Thor and alike Thunderball and Bulldozer his comic bok debut was in Defenders #17 in November of 1974. Brian Calusky was born in Brooklyn, New York but was raised in a barn and became a barnhand but he went into a life of crime because he thought that life on the Barn was too boring then he got arrested and was in Jail at Ryker's Island where he met Dirk Garthwaite A.K.A Wrecker. Alike Thunderball and Bulldozer, Piledriver got his powers from Wrecker when they made a successful Jailbreak as his powers are super strength and invulnerability (and sometimes his hands would be depicted as larger because of his strength). One unique aspect about Piledriver in the Wrecking Crew is that he is the only one in the group whom has actually fathered a child by the name of Ricky Calusky (A.K.A Excavator) whom occasionally joined the Wrecking Crew in the comics.  
Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 9 2011
Special thanks to Jackson_H, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
PiledriverMichael J. Gough
Michael J. Gough
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
PiledriverTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
PiledriverNolan North
Nolan North
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
PiledriverCam Clarke
Cam Clarke
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
PiledriverJonathan Adams
Jonathan Adams


Today on the Mighty Thor VC section here is the 4th and last VC for the Wrecking Crew whom is none other than... PILEDRIVER! In Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Piledriver was voiced by Michael Gough. Michael's voice for the role was pretty good, and his performance did suit Piledriver's boisterous nature pretty well. Granted Piledriver only had about one line in the game but Michael's work on the role was pretty good nevertheless.

In the Super Hero Squad, Piledriver had a speaking role for one episode and was voiced by Travis Willingham. While the idea of Travis voicing Piledriver did seem like a pretty good idea as Travis's voice for the role is alright. However the only line that Piledriver had in the series was to just say "Yeah!" and scream in pain and well that was it. (I mean I know that the Wrecking Crew were just relatively minor secondary characters  here but still.) Anyways Travis does show a decent amount of potential for the role here at least.

In Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Piledriver was voiced by Nolan North. First of all Nolan does earn some points on how Piledriver actually has more than one line in this show here. However Nolan's work as Piledriver was a bit of a mixed bag as while his voice on the role wasn't really bad but to me it was a little too high, though Nolan's performance was pretty good as it does suit Piledriver's violent nature. Overall none of these guys are all that "perfect" for the role but I do think that I will slightly go with Michael Gough more as his voice was the most suiting here.  

(Update: Cam Clarke has voiced Piledriver in USM but while his performance does suit Piledriver's "Brutish thug" persona pretty well but his voice for the role is kind of so-so as its not really bad but its a bid odd here sort to speak. So to make a long story short I am still going with Michael Gough here.)



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said at 7:57 AM on Fri Jun 10 2016
Updated VC thoughts

Nolan North is pretty enjoyable in the role. I love how violent and unhinged he sounds.

Cam Clarke is also great. He sounds fittingly gruff and his accent is quite great.

Travis Willingham is pretty good for a "one-line, some grunts" wonder. I wouldn't mind having him taking another crack at the role.

Jonathan Adams is also quite good. He sounds like Clarke but slightly higher. I wish he had more than one line.

Michael J. Gough is good for just one-line. A little bit forced but not too bad.
said at 6:27 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
1. Nolan North
2. Cam Clarke
3. Michael J. Gough
4. Travis Willingham
said at 6:57 PM on Fri Aug 19 2016
1. Cam Clarke
2. Nolan North
3. Michael J. Gough
4. Travis Willingham
said at 12:03 PM on Fri May 22 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1. Michael J. Gough
2. Cam Clarke
3. Travis Willingham
4. Nolan North
said at 6:57 PM on Fri Aug 19 2016
Accidentally shouted that out.
said at 2:04 AM on Mon Jan 13 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I prefer Cam Clarke as his version was more of brute and a thug. The same with Gough's version too.

Nolan sounds too high, almost like helium was used.
said at 2:21 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
 1 Shout Out!
The only member of the Wrecking Crew that not every1 fits (in my opinion). My vote goes to Cam since I think he sounds the best out of them all.
said at 5:12 AM on Fri Feb 22 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Nolan North does it again! ;-D
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:35 PM on Wed Feb 20 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Cam Clarke is my favourite. Nolan North is my second choice, with Gough and then Willingham in last place.
said at 6:44 PM on Thu Jan 3 2013
I like Nolan North the most. Michael Gough and Cam Clarke are pretty good too.
said at 3:21 PM on Fri Dec 7 2012
I Like Nolan's Take, But I gave it to Cam.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:17 PM on Tue Sep 4 2012
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I think Cam did the best job. He didn't get a lot of lines but he was deep and gruff enough but still not as much as the other three reminding you that he's still smaller then them.

Nolan North and Micheal Gouph were alright but North was too high even if he did capture the violent side of Piledriver and Micheal was tough and deep enough but sounded a forced.
Travis would have been good but they decided to give him one word, wish I could rank him higher but I can't.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:24 PM on Tue Sep 4 2012
Actually now that I relisten to Gouph I'd put him above North, he's less forced then I thought
said at 1:27 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
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I'm going to go with Nolan North for Piledriver, though Michael Gough was also good.
said at 12:50 AM on Wed Sep 5 2012

Cam Clarke was rpetty good, but I think North was still better.
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